Chris Mccandless: A Tragic Hero

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Into the Wild Was Chris McCandless searching for something in life, no one else was, that only he could find by completely isolating himself or was he just another insane nut? McCandless had motivations and goals like any other person, but what did he set out to accomplish by leaving his family with no communication and having a journey that ended with his death. He was only starting his life when it was ended inside a bus all alone and starving to death, but would he do it all again, knowing the outcome I would like to think he would but I don’t know it was McCandless, he never did what was expected. However, did Chris find what he was looking for, was he an idiot or admirable, did anyone he ever met truly understand him, was having this adventure worth changing his family and friends lives with a tragic death? Just who was Chris McCandless and what was he searching for in Alaska. Christopher McCandless was no idiot, maybe misguided, but the way he held himself and spoke with confidence suggested no idiot. Chris truly had believed he would make it out alive, of course there were concerns but he trusted he could outsmart his way out of it and keep going. That however was his fatal idiotic mistake, Chris trusted his knowledge too much and didn’t account for mother nature and her sharp claws. He prepared to go back into civilization and march to the beat of…show more content…
Christopher McCandless was an anomaly at best, he was the once in a lifetime kind of person that you couldn’t forget if he tried, “Many aspects of Chris’s personality baffled his parents. He could be generous and caring to a fault, but he had a darker side as well, characterized by monomania, impatience, and unwavering self absorption, qualities that seemed to intensify through his college years” (Pg 120). He had philosophies and questions about life, yet the courage to go find those answers to his questions was what stood out and maybe he didn’t find all those answers but he found enough to die in
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